Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library Webinar

November 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This webinar is at capacity; however, it will be recorded and posted on the OLC website to view at your convenience. 

Sponsored by: Ohio Library Council

FREE* for OLC members only.

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Presenters: Michelle Francis, Executive Director, Ohio Library Council; Kristy Amy, Director of Community Outreach, Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library; Karl Colon, Director, Greene County Public Library

Early childhood literacy is a priority for First Lady Fran DeWine. The FY 20-21 State Budget Bill appropriated $5 million to create the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library (OGIL). The OGIL is an expansion of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in Ohio, which sends new books to children from birth to age 5. Currently, there are over 700,000 children under the age of five in the state of Ohio, but less than 100,000 of those children are currently participating in the program.

The Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library provides the opportunity to change that and expand participation across the state by partnering with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and working with new and existing affiliates. This webinar will provide detailed information on the new program and how to become an affiliate or local partner.

What’s Included: Participation in the live webinar and/or access to the archived version at a later date, resources (if applicable) provided by the presenters.

NOTE: Webinar invitations and access information will be sent via e-mail on Nov. 18. Please check that your correct e-mail address is listed in your my OLC profile page.

The webinar will be recorded and posted to the OLC website.